Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets

Walter Ian Kaye (walter@natural-innovations.com)
Fri, 29 Nov 1996 16:22:28 -0800


Message-Id: <v03007801aec52b5fb01f@[205.149.180.135]>
In-Reply-To: <2633002129111996/A67204/RE6/11ABED402000*@MHS>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 16:22:28 -0800
To: www-html <www-html@w3.org>, www-international <www-international@w3.org>,
        Unicode <unicode@unicode.org>
From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Subject: Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets

At 9:00p -0500 11/29/96, Misha Wolf wrote:
>Take the example of the, so called, smart quotes.  In Windows
>Code Page 1252 (Windows Latin 1), the LEFT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK
>appears at position 93 (147 decimal).  As the numeric character
>reference "&#147;" would be illegal, an authoring tool should
>use the Unicode character U+201C, represented, in decimal, as
>"&#8220;".  A browser would recognise "&#8220;" as representing
>the LEFT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK and could convert it, for display
>purposes, to any encoding it liked,

And you can find about 50 of 'em listed in a <table> at:
<http://www.natural-innovations.com/boo/doc-charset.html>.

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    Walter Ian Kaye <boo@best.com>     Programmer - Excel, AppleScript,
          Mountain View, CA                         ProTERM, FoxPro, HTML
 http://www.natural-innovations.com/     Musician - Guitarist, Songwriter